Image above: ‘After Hogarth IV’ (2000) Paula Rego.
This July, Hogarth’s House will host a selection of 42 works by Paula Rego including Prints, lithographs etchings and more.
An artist of remarkable imagination, her work has forever changed the representation of women in figurative art. This exhibition will display works from throughout the artist’s career and explore how her admiration for William Hogarth has inspired elements of her work.
Dame Paula Rego was born in Portugal in 1935 and now lives in London. She is recognised as one of the most significant artists of her time she has turned to folk tales and nursery rhymes for her subjects, as well as to stories from her native Portugal and the injustices of sexual politics, which she interprets from a unique perspective.
To mark this exhibition, Dame Paula has given Hogarth’s House a series of six works, The Wine Series. This series was originally commissioned by a wine company to be reproduced on wine labels. However, when they saw the finished works, all made with a true Hogarthian spirit, the company had second thoughts and they were never produced.
The works will be on public display here for the first time. Four will be in the exhibition itself and two will be hung in the permanent galleries in the House next to Hogarth’s Beer Street and Gin Lane.
Images above: Paula Rego in her Studio; ‘The Crow’ (1994) Paula Rego.
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